Category Archives: Restoring Stone

White Film and Sealer Build Up on Slate Tiles

Removing old Sealers on Slate Tiles By Torin Dixon I had a customer call this week complaining about several problems with her Slate Tile floor and shower. She described how after about seven years, by the hands of different contractors … Continue reading

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Cleaning and Polishing Marble Surfaces with Baking Soda?

By Torin Dixon info@stonecareonline.com    We hear often from people suggesting various home remedies for cleaning and polishing marble countertops and floors. Some of the latest trends online is to “Polish Marble with Chalk” or Polish Marble with Baking Soda”. … Continue reading

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How to Clean and Seal Textured Quartzite Tiles

Kevin from AZ called to ask how to Clean and Protect Textured Quartzite Tiles By Torin Dixon Quartzite is a beautiful and durable Natural Stone suitable for both Interior and Exterior applications. Because of the natural texture, Quartzite is a … Continue reading

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Removing an Olive Oil Stain on Unsealed Granite

Last week I received a call from a panicked customer! Barb from New Jersey: “We just had our granite installed, and we haven’t had time to seal it yet. My husband spilled Olive Oil down the bottle and set it … Continue reading

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White Film in Slate Shower Leaching out of Grout Joints

Here is a classic example how unprotected stone, and lack of regular maintenance can create a very unsightly film on Slate and other Natural Stone surfaces, particularly in Wet Areas. Moisture, can and does, penetrate all Unprotected Natural Stone. When … Continue reading

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Light Colored “Stains” on Black Granite – The Saga Continues

“Sandy” from SC called today to ask for advice about light rings where shot glasses were set on her black granite. First of all, black ‘granite’ is not a true Geological Granite, they are Basalt. For more information click HERE. … Continue reading

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Ubatuba Granite appears Dull – What Do I Do?

Jackie F. sent an email question: I have granite in my kitchen and was told that I didn’t need to seal it.  It is “Uba Tuba”.  It has been in for about 1 year.  There are no stains on it … Continue reading

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How Often Should Granite be “Polished”

Diane F. from Columbus, OH asks: How often do you recommend polishing my granite and the product you recommend? I’m just trying to get all the info from different companies. Answer: Hi Diane, The term “polishing” often has different meanings … Continue reading

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Pre-Holiday Kitchen Clean Up Kit ON SALE

We are now offering our HMK P6 Home Care Polishing Kit at the Best Price of the Year. Kit Includes: Quarter Liter of R55 Intensive Cleaner. Use this for Deep Cleaning of Marble & Granite surfaces. Rinse completely with plain … Continue reading

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Cleaning and Sealer Suggestions For Slate Floors

Question: – I have approximately 1000 sq ft of interior slate flooring and approx 1300 sq ft of new Vermont green (the closest we could find to match the interior) exterior slate flooring. The  interior slate was installed around 1988 and … Continue reading

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